Vocal/Choral Studies

Vocal/Choral Faculty

Dr. Darryl Glenn Nettles, Coordinator of Vocal Music
Dr. Angelica Dunsavage, Director of University Choir and Meistersingers
William Crimm, Applied Voice
Patrick Dailey, Applied Voice
Elvie Williams, Applied Voice
Tamica Harris, Applied Voice
Beth Ring, Applied Voice
Lindsay Cunningham, Applied Voice


University Choir

TSU Tennessee State University Nashville Choir
View the choir in action


Meistersingers Video

Opera Workshop

Tennessee state university nashville opera

Rich & Diverse Vocal ProgramTSU Nashville choir Dr. Sudan Kelly

Vocalists at TSU may take advantage of a rich and diverse program with many opportunities to hone their skills both on and offstage. We believe that a well-rounded and well-trained musician will never lack for career opportunities, and that singers require the same foundation skills as any instrumentalist. Vocalists study basic piano skills as well as music theory, aural skills, and music history.

Choral singing is also an important part of training for a young vocalist. TSU offers two traditional vocal ensembles: TSU Choir and Meistersingers. Please follow the links for further information on each ensemble. Outside of these ensembles, singers can also participate in one of several Commercial Music Ensembles and the Opera Workshop.

Applied Vocal Studies

Applied voice resource guide
Beginning Voice Class and Applied Voice Levels
The University Choir FaceBook page
Email Dr. Nettles for further information about the Vocal Music program at TSU. 

Applied Vocal Studies

Applied Voice Resource Guide
Beginning Voice Class and Applied Voice Levels

Vocal Music Degrees

Bachelor of Science degree in Music – No Concentration
Bachelor of Science degree in Music with a Concentration in Commercial Music
A unique element of the Commercial Music concentration is the option to pick one of three emphases. Business, Technology, or Performance

  • The Business emphasis is a business minor that is already prescribed in the school catalog. It includes information about accounting, marketing, and management.
  • The Technology emphasis focuses on the technical as well as musical aspects of recording and production in the modern music industry.
  • Lastly, the Performance emphasis requires students to study a second instrument, participate in a second ensemble, and present junior and senior recitals.

Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) degree in Music Education

Concentration - Vocal/General Music K-12   
Concentration - Instrumental/General Music K-12

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction

Concentration - Music

Vocal Health Resources

Vocal/Choral Scholarships and Additional Information

Harry T. Burleigh Festival
Student Resources (Forms, information, and opportunities for current students)